The Best Toronto Harbourfront Restaurant: Amsterdam BrewHouse
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Before we get into the best harbourfront restaurant, I wanna take the time to say that I absolutely love coming down to the Harbourfront. It’s a 10-15 minute walk from my condo in the Entertainment District and I’m always taking my friends and family there.
The Toronto Harbourfront has always been
The harbourfront boasts free concerts that feature a variety of multi-cultural music, festivals, markets, art and events during the summer months and with the recent updates to the infrastructure to incorporate pedestrians, bikes,
Taking long walks up and down the boardwalk will definitely get you hungry and if you’re like me, summer + beer = patio
Offering all three is the Amsterdam BrewHouse, the best harbourfront restaurant in Toronto. Trust me! The proof is the long lines of people snaking around the establishment waiting for a patio spot. However, if you’re a numbers person, The Amsterdam BrewHouse is the second busiest restaurant in Canada. They see over 1100 people at a time and on a Saturday they can expect five to six thousand people through the doors. Yeah, I know crazy right? Let’s talk the brewery.
Amsterdam BrewHouse is the oldest craft brewery in Toronto. It had its humble beginnings some 31 odd years ago at John St. & Queen St. West. Now, I’ve been to Amsterdam and I know Amsterdam (and that general Bavarian region – Belgium and Germany) are famous when it comes to beer so naturally, I wanted to know about the origin of the name…
Founded in 1986, the original owner Roel Bramer moved to Toronto from Amsterdam and discovered that there was no craft beer being made here. Meanwhile, the best selling beer in the world at that time was Heineken. Realizing an opportunity, he called the company Amsterdam to attract those Heineken drinkers here in Toronto
Amsterdam Brewery brews over 80 different beers a year and 45 of the 80 are small specialty batches called Amsterdam Adventure Brews that are brewed at Amsterdam BrewHouse.
The Best Harbourfront RestaurantThe Food: As appetizers, we started with Amsterdam BrewHouse’s famous Amsterdam Pretzel… Flaked sea salt, Big Wheel grainy mustards with wort reduction for dipping and the Hand Cut Poutine which boosts Ontario cheese curds and beef gravy
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